Spoken words and consequences

I seriously doubt that Martin St. Louis is gunning for Vincent Lecavalier's captainship with his recent outbursts about the team, but I have to say that this is something I think has been long overdue to come out publicly: veterans of the Lightning calling bullshit on the efforts of some of those also on the team.

I don't know if this public venting can be portrayed as a level of leadership but this fan takes it as such -- someone who loves this town and loves this team knows that others aren't pulling their weight, and regardless of what has been done - they just aren't playing with their heart and it's hurting things.

Sadly, in pro sports, a venting like this doesn't usually lead to the trouble being shipped out of town. It usually leads to the outspoken player being shipped away while the franchise gets rebuilt with problem children as the core.